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Dive Review of Extended Horizons in
Hawaii/Maui & Lanai

Extended Horizons, Sep, 2010,

by Jacob Rosenstein, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 5795.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Indonesia, Red Sea, Belize, Costa Rica, Turks & Caicos, Little Cayman, Cozumel, Bahamas, Baja, Mexico; Big Island, HI; Kauai & Niihau, HI; Sanata Barbara Channel Islands; Monterey & Carmel, CA
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 77 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions The group was split into 2 teams of 6 divers who stayed with the D.M.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 2 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Extended Horizons was recommended by several dive shops in South Maui for diving Lanai, as none of the boats from South Maui go there.

There were dive briefings prior to going under. Even photos of the marine life were passed around to the group. Much of this was hype. The group of 12 divers were split into 2 groups depending on whether they wanted to purchase the $60 photo package of their dives. The D.M. could not find many of the critters once underwater. The first dive was to a pinnacle off Lanai, which the D.M.s were enthusiastic, but they forgot to ask the divers for their opinion. It was picked because of calm seas. Needless to say, we had to hurry this dive in order to have a shorter Surface Interval. There was an absence of marine life on the barren side of the pinnacle, called Monolith. The second dive was to Cathedrals l, even though many divers voted for Cathedrals ll. It was an interesting site inside the cavern, but just average after exiting and venturing into open water. They had a big sales pitch to buy their T shirts on the way back to shore.

The price for a 2 tank dive quoted on the phone was lower than what I was charged once I arrived at the boat dock. The excuse was that tax was NOT included in my phone quote. I remember that it was included in my quote, since I made reservations while on Maui.

The good--Extended Horizons crew was safety conscious in the pre-dive briefings.
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